The scope of this role to direct activities related to design and analysis of complex information system components from an architecture viewpoint to provide integrated solutions that meet business needs with a focus on delivering incremental business value. Leads the development of the IT Architecture capability through defining and reinforcing architectural principles that support business goals. Defines IT standards and guidelines. Leads IT specialists and solutions architects to develop IT solution architectures that meet or exceed business goals. Leads the process of identifying target IT architecture vision, and development of enterprise systems and data models that support it. Initiates projects to implement the required technical designs and data architecture to meet current and future enterprise information needs. Engages with business owners and IT/OT leadership to influence changes to critical business processes and leads corresponding changes to the in-place architectural model and design. Prepares long-term roadmaps for the achievement of business value through technology projects. Duties will include:
Establishes a current and future state architecture vision to support the strategic requirements of the business and identifies the business benefits of alternative strategies.
Establishes policy and strategy for the selection of systems architecture components, and co-ordinates design activities, promoting the discipline to ensure consistency.
Ensures that appropriate standards (corporate, industry, national and international) are adhered to.
Ensures compliance between business strategies, enterprise transformation activities and technology directions, setting strategies, policies, standards, and practices.
Leads the development of architectures for complex systems, ensuring consistency with specified requirements agreed with both external and internal customers.
Actively monitors for, and seeks, opportunities, new methods and trends in IT capabilities and products to the advancement of company. Clearly articulates, and formally reports their benefits.
Recognizes potential strategic application of IT/OT and initiates investigation and development of innovative methods of exploiting IT assets to the benefit of organizations and the community.
Plays an active role in improving the interface between the business and IT.
Contributes to strategic plan for IT, which satisfies the current and ongoing needs of the organization’s business strategy, and the current and future capabilities of IT.
Guides IT management on ways of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of Peabody technology processes.
Responsible for ensuring solutions architects follow IT governance processes to gain approval for POCs (Proof of Concept), Pilots, Funding, Architecture, Go-Live, and Transition to IT Services model.
Responsible for review and approval of all architectures and solutions to ensure alignment with architecture guiding principles, policies, standards, and IT strategy.
Oversees and approves the development of domain specific policies and standards (Applications, Development, Data & Analytics, Infrastructure, Security, etc.).
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Certification or training and experience within an architecture framework (TOGAF, Zachman, LAF, DoDAF). Certification preferred.
10 years' experience within multiple IT technical domains from Cyber Security, Applications Development, Infrastructure Operations, Automation, Cloud Operations, Analytics, and other
Demonstrates clear leadership. Communicates effectively at all levels to both technical and non-technical audiences.
Ability to lead and influence an architecture team without direct managerial responsibility.
Experience directly managing an enterprise architecture program and its processes.
Possess strong knowledge of current technology domains and the value they can deliver
Demonstrated ability to consume complex requirements from disparate stakeholders and demonstrate a clear vision for resolving all needs and showing an orderly path to success
Demonstrated commitment to safety
Act honestly and with integrity always
Respect the values and diversity of others
Excellent interpersonal, cooperative and facilitation skills as part of interfacing with various level of management and external bodies and agencies
Ability to work in high pressure and competing priority/ambiguous environments for sustained periods
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with other team members, departments, and vendors
Ability to translate technical information for a non-technical, decision-making audience
Demonstrated problem solving skills to resolve issues quickly and effectively
Ability to act and make decisions independently and provide support for decisions
Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced environment